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Tips to Celebrate Halloween with Chigiri-e

Oct 3, 2019

Halloween is fast approaching. If you are looking for a combination of Halloween and sophisticated style, add a splash of Chigiri-e to your decoration! 

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New in store: Hibiscus and Balloon Flowers

Sep 26, 2019

As the weather begins to cool and you start to spend more time inside, it’s a lovely time to get to crafting!

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Is It Difficult Traveling in Japan without Japanese?

Sep 19, 2019

September 27th is World Tourism Day! If you are making a bucket list of the places you want to visit at some point in your life and Japan is not on it, it should be!

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How to celebrate Tsukimi in Japan

Sep 13, 2019

What do you see when you look up at a full moon?

In Japan, people see a rabbit pounding mochi rice cake with his pestle. The full moon in September, when the air is clear and showing the outline of the moon in crisp detail is considered  the most beautiful moon of the year. Tsukimi, meaning “moon viewing” is a Japanese festival honoring the moon and the autumn harvest. It was based on an ancient Chinese folklore about the rabbit which sacrificed himself for the Moon God.

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